Time to forego those short hem and deep necklines in favour of conservative clothing! More and more hip, practical, and fashion-savvy women of today prefer modest fashion over anything else, because nothing can be more comfortable and empowering than loose fitting clothing.

Whether you’re wearing conservative clothes for religious reasons or plainly for preference, you can stay on trend with modern modest fashion that’s both reserved and chic. Here are six sensible reasons why modest clothes rock!

  1. All About Comfort

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Tired of too-tight fits that restrict your every move? Loose fitting clothes allow for better movement and flexibility. Your arms and legs are not restricted by tight sleeves or short hemlines, so you can bend and twist without having to worry about showing off more than what you want. 

Whether you're going for a casual, everyday look or a more glam dolled-up attire, modest clothes provide you with the freedom to just keep moving no matter where you’re headed off to.

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If you're going for a casual day out, you can always wear a lightweight top and below-the-knee length skirts. They look well put together but relaxed—more importantly, this simple ensemble will not distract you from your busy t-do list. It's basic, functional, and stylish; plus, you get to run around doing errands all afternoon and still feel nice and comfy at the end of the day!

  1. R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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Nothing commands more respect than a woman who’s confident in her own skin. Modest clothing for women is always respectable—they’re simple, unpretentious, and can be worn practically anywhere. Even if you’ve got strict dress codes at work or you’re hyping yourself up for a big client presentation, you’ll definitely seal the deal or ace that job interview with your modest clothing

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Can’t decide on what to wear for that big date? You can stock up on modest dresses of different colours and patterns, and you can wear them on any given day, no matter what the occasion. Plus, if any surprise plans crop up during your day, you won't need to go back home to change. Your conservative outfit will definitely be appropriate regardless of the situation.

Looking for something that calls for a little more glitz and glamour? Just accessorise your pieces for a fancier get-up and you’re good to go!

  1. Cool Confidence

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We all know that there’s this powerhouse of a femme fatale in you that’s just rearing to break free, and with modest fashion, you can let your personality and confidence shine through your outfits every single day!

People think that conservative fashion means concealing rather than revealing, but what’s really happening here is that you’re actually revealing more of what makes you, you. Remember—you’re not just the sum of your physical parts, and your beauty and confidence don’t come from showing some skin. It’s all about what’s within that counts, and modest clothing highlights just that!

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The simple designs of modest clothing do not take away the attention from your natural looks and personality. Modest fashion puts more emphasis on your comfort and the understated designs can boost your confidence. After all, people will see YOU and not your clothes.

The best trendy modest clothes highlight all of your curves the right way, making for a sleeker silhouette and a fit that flatters at every angle without having to take it all off!

  1. Say Goodbye to Wardrobe Disasters

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Steer clear of those pesky snagged fabrics, annoying popped buttons, and humiliating nip-slips forever! Another awesome thing that comes with wearing conservative clothing is that you have fewer chances of experiencing a wardrobe malfunction. You don’t have to worry about flashing people inappropriately, and even if something snags at your clothes, your layered outfit has you covered—literally and figuratively!

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Don’t be afraid to love your layers! Layering loose-fitting tops and bottoms is a great way to cover up and create a look that’s chic and unique, not to mention you can do it all year round without any problems if you take the time to choose the types of clothes you pair together.

For the summer season, style clothes that are made from lightweight and breathable fabric so that you can stay fresh and fab all day. For winter, opt for pieces that are made from chunkier and denser material to keep yourself nice and snug throughout the chilly nights.

  1. Epitome of Professional

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When it comes to loose-fitting dresses and outfits, you can’t possibly look more professional than when you’re appropriately covered up in tailored cuts and the right lengths. Letting the go-getter in you take charge at meetings and spearhead projects mean you can’t afford to let yourself or anyone else gets distracted by your clothes. You definitely wouldn’t want clients to focus on your outfit rather than all your big ideas!

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Having a modest wardrobe can be economical, as well. You don't need to invest in many clothing pieces because what you wear on a typical day out can be worn to work and meetings as well. So you better stock up on loose-fitting pants, tops, and modest skirts. A loose fitting dress or two will also go a long way.

  1. Indulge in the Timeless

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The best thing about modest fashion is that it never goes out of style. There will always be people who prefer dressing in simple, fuss-free attire, because who wants to run around picking out clothes to wear during the hectic morning rush?

Plus, the cut and designs of most modest pieces are basic and versatile. Each piece can be re-worn for different fashion styles throughout the years—all you need is a dash of creativity and a hint of imagination!

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Since you can wear your clothes over and over again, you don't need to break the bank just to fill up your closet dreams. A few key pieces and some accessories will give you many looks that you can enjoy, which is just another premium perk when you’re listing all the benefits of dressing modestly!

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